Why has my pain been perpetual And my wound incurable, refusing to be healed? Will You indeed be to me like a deceptive stream With water that is unreliable? Therefore, thus says the LORD, "If you return, then I will restore you-- Before Me you will stand; And if you extract the precious from the … Continue reading Extracting the Precious
"Whenever a woman is in labor she has pain, because her hour has come; but when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a child has been born into the world." John 16:21 [NASB] December 20th, 1999, was a day marked by intense pain followed by … Continue reading A Mother’s Pain
'Twas the night before Christmas when glad tidings abound. But for the weary and brokenhearted it seems little rest to be found. Memories of Christmases past bittersweet flashes of years Crying, "how long will this last?" heartache spills out as tears. 'Twas also a dark night long ago, when hopelessness did abound. Many searching for … Continue reading A Brokenhearted Night Before Christmas
Merriam Webster Definition of Merry 1 archaic : giving pleasure : delightful 2: full of gaiety or high spirits : mirthful 3: marked by festivity or gaiety It wasn't long at all after the accident that Katelyn, Kristen and Sophie voiced they wanted to go away over Christmas. They couldn't bear the thought of being at … Continue reading Not so Merry Christmas
A couple of months after Sarah's departure I had the opportunity to visit with a friend I had not spent time with for several months. I was sharing with her some of our experiences surrounding the accident and in the process had a very candid moment in which I said that I would welcome death. … Continue reading Longing to Die
Sunday at church a song was sung that has been stuck in my head ever since. I say "it was sung" instead of "we sang," because both Scott and I found ourselves unable to sing it. We were not familiar with the song so we were particularly attentive to the words. It repeatedly said about … Continue reading My child died. God is good?